Had to file this one somewhere: it’s a peek at the underside of a shelter at a Train stop inside Disneyland. If you look closely, you’ll see a small wire that travels about one inch about the top of the beam, across to the opposite side. That little wire is doing a BIG job: preventing birdies and other creatures from nesting up there in that tempting little shelter. Must remember this idea!
I love the simplicity of these railings for our porch (and dog yard!). The design meets code (max. 4-inch spacing, 36in. height), is easily accesible (hog wire is available at most farm, feed or hardware stores) the material is strong, it’s fairly easy to construct, it won’t rust (if you purchase galvanized wiring) and it’s not that expensive. The major plus: it doesn’t cut out too much view.
When it becomes a pain in the ass to use plastic wrap or aluminum foil, it’s time to design a better solution. And I think I may have done just that. This photo shows a mounted holder for the wrap, located just about where you’d likely want it for convenience sake. Continue reading →
For the past few years, I’ve been coveting my friend’s drawer dishwashers. In a very lustful way. I love that they seem like the perfect size for a family of two (or one, at least much of the time). This can be easily filled in a few days’ time, as opposed to my full-size model, which isn’t even full with all of my dishes – and takes nearly a week for me to fill. And I don’t even want to get into its runtime, which is nearly three hours long…
Some people dream about vacations or adventures. I dream about wine racks. This week, I literally dreamt of one that was built into our dining-room wall, with an antique wrought-iron door that revealed a floor-to-ceiling rack, also made of wrought iron. With warm, soft lighting. It served as both storage and a focal point in the room. Yum…